Radeon RX 480 8GB reference review

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  1. eclap

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    This might actually force some to upgrade to 390. it's faster and costs about the same as a 480 8gb. There's a lot of nice AIB 390 out there as well that will have much better thermals and run silent. Bit of a flop, this.
     
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    Umm.... two RX 480's in Crossfire don't even come close to a single GTX 1070 overall.

    Read: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480_CrossFire/


    "At just $398, about the same price as the cheapest GeForce GTX 1070 you can find, or $478 for a pair of 8 GB cards like we have, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire is not a viable solution, if you plan to buy two cards upfront. When averaged over all our games it is consistently slower than a single GeForce GTX 1070 at all the resolutions that matter - 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. Instead of buying two cards upfront, you're much better off putting your monies into a single GTX 1070, not just for better performance but also to dodge the spectre of application multi-GPU support, which continues to haunt both SLI and CrossFire. "
     
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    And people were dreaming of a single 480 almost hitting those 1070 speeds with oc lol.
     

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    Hear Hear.

    Unless you want to more spend time troubleshooting why your games not running properly with crossfire (or SLI) instead of gaming, always go for single card.

    I am not bashing AMD, I am bashing Crossfire and SLI as general.
    You might get good scaling for SOME AAA titles, in which Nvidia and AMD put million of dollars.
    But there other GPU demanding games that not working well with dual GPU, or worse not supported at all.

    Of course, if you feeling lucky or playing only AAA games that 100% covered by AMD and Nvidia, feel free to get Crossfire or SLI. Just might need a few months before they fix crossfire / sli drivers...
     
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    Nice review, lots of game benchmarks.

    I was expecting a little less power comsumption, but it's not bad in that deparment, anyway.

    For the price is a great FHD game card.
     
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    Its €269 now here , not at the same shop i posted before though lol
     
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    Dreaming or not we all knew its not gonna happen, not at that price difference. Vega will do that though, probably even beat the crap out of 1070.
     
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    That's the reality we get after the PR BS smoke dissolves with reliable reviews. :nerd:
     

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    I apologize for linking tpu before.

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    Not so much in DX12
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    Using 300w judging by this. Nice.

    Vega is two GPUs. If the small one only beats 1070 it's a fail. 1070 is a 25% cut of the 1080. Vega 10 needs to match 1080, not 1070, and this review suggests it will draw almost double the power.

    Where are you getting your certainty from? This is a poor showing and does not bode well for high power parts at all
     
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    let's not start dreamcasting again.
     
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    Yes, they've been saying wait for Polaris for six months. Now they're moving onto Vega, there's always something around the corner, but nothing in the here and now
     

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    I am waiting for something more powerful then 1070 myself. I had xfire sold my other card tho.

    480's would never be replacing my 290x card. Even if they overclocked to 1600 on aib.

    I don't think even if Vega 11 was twice as fast as one polaris that it would draw double the wattage. Fury X does not draw double compared to 380 but it does draw 50% more for quite a bit more performance also.

    Now if vega 10 drew 50% more then a RX 480 it would still be 255 so they should bring it down a lot. Closer to 200 would be decent enough.
     
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    "Impressive" DX12 example of the 480 CFX advantage in a real game compared to an AMD DX12 showcase (AOTS). :3eyes:
     
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    That's pretty much the way to go.

    Looks like the wattage is really high when overclocking. Not looking good...

    Those AIB 1600Mhz GPUs will likely take up 200W+.

    I really hate giving nVIDIA my money, but I don't have much of an option if I need the performance.
     
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    I can tell you right now, what will be the problem with Vega: driver. Unless a lot of games are switching to dx12 until Vega.
     
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    Deus EX HR, Battlefield 1, Star Citizen update, few more Hitman episodes will be avaible before Vega hits.

    We'll also see how much Polaris drivers will improve in couple of months.
     

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